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4 September 2009

IEEE Std. 1662-2009, released April 2009

The IEEE Guide for the Design and Application of Power Electronics in Electrical Power Systems on Ships summarizes electrical engineering practices for applying power electronics in shipboard power systems. It describes analytical methods, parameters, and performance characteristics for reliable integrated marine electrical power.

IEEE Std. 802.15.5-2009, released May 2009

The IEEE Recommended Practice for IT–Telecommunications and Information Exchange Between Systems–LAN/MAN–Specific Requirements–Part 15.5: Mesh Topology Capability in Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs) is a recommended practice for implementing the architectural framework that enables WPAN devices to promote interoperable, stable, and scalable wireless mesh topologies. The new document also includes an amendment to current WPAN standards that’s required to implement the practice applied to wireless mesh topologies optimized for IEEE 802.15 WPANs.

IEEE Std. 11073-10417-2008, released May 2009

The Health Informatics–Personal Health Device Communication–Part 10417: Device Specialization–Glucose Meter standard defines the communication between personal glucose meters and compute “engines”—such as cellphones, personal computers, and personal health appliances—so as to enable plug-and-play inter­operability. The standard specifies term codes, formats, and behav­iors in telehealth environments and defines a common core of communication functionality for personal glucose meters.

IEEE Std. 802.16-2009, released June 2009

The IEEE Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks, Part 16: Air Interface for Fixed and Mobile Broadband Wireless Access Systems specifies the air interface, including the medium access control layer and physical layer, of combined fixed and mobile point-to-­multipoint broadband wireless-access ­systems that provide multiple services. The standard, a revision of IEEE Std. 802.16-2004, aims to enable rapid worldwide deployment of innovative, cost-effective, and interoperable multivendor broadband ­wireless-access products.

For more information on these and other standards, visit the IEEE Standards Association Web site.

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